Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics at Northeastern focuses on the application of economics to real-world problems of policy and business.

Our undergraduate program features co-op work experience integrated with classroom studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Our Master’s program provides students with the analytical skills and experience necessary for a wide range of jobs and career advancement. Our PhD degree in applied economics readies students to lead research in government, consulting, and legal support as well as prepares them to teach economics.

Northeastern University
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Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
fax: 617.373.3640
email: econ@neu.edu


Department of Economics News

Obama will leave office with unemployment at 4.7 percent

The unemployment rate for black workers remains at 7.8 percent. While the jobless rate for those with a college degree is 2.5 percent, it’s almost twice that for workers who only finished high school, said Alicia Sasser Modestino, an economics and public policy professor at Northeastern University. The Boston Globe..
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The Importance of Middle-Skill Jobs

Middle-skill jobs are key for the nation and its workforce, writes associate professor Alicia Sasser Modestino in Issues in Science and Technology..
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Worker shortages, moderate growth expected for 2017

With low unemployment numbers, Associate Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews sees moderate growth for the Massachusetts economy in 2017. ..
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Economics Society

West Village G Room 106
6:00 p.m…
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Ensuring Domestic Food Security

The Food System: Sustainability, Health, and Equity
The Myra Kraft Open Classroom Series

20 West Village F, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m…
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For Better or For Worse

Education and the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Turkey

Assistant Professor Bilge Erten's paper has been accepted for publication in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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From Economics to Entrepreneurship

NU Economics Alumni Alex Blinn turned his passion for cooking into a food delivery service that offers chef-prepared meals.

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NU Economics senior helps launch apparel company

Zael Ellenhorn, a senior economics major, is the creative director behind PAKA, a fair trade use company that seeks to provide economic empowerment to female weavers in Peru.

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